Current Auditions:

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY - Denver Auditions, January 7 and 8 / callbacks January 21, 2016

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  • Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment
  • A current headshot and résumé are required 
  • Audio and video submissions will not be considered 
  • Equity members must have a current equity ID card


The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for Death Takes A Holiday on January 7 and 8, 2016 and in New York City, on January 18, 2016. Denver callbacks are scheduled for January 21, 2016. The production will be directed by Arvada Center Artistic Producer Rod A. Lansberry with musical direction by David Nehls, choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. 

Adult Principal Auditions:
Colorado auditions are on January 7 and 8, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200 to schedule an appointment time. Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment.  Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Good movement abilities are required.  See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles. 

New York Auditions: 
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, to be held on January 18, 2016. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:

Wojcik/Seay Casting
Attn. Death Takes A Holiday, Arvada CO production 
247 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018 
NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition

Rehearsal and Performance Dates: 
Rehearsals for Death Takes A Holiday begin on April 5, 2016. The production opens on April 26 and runs through May 15, 2016. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

Death Takes A Holiday
Character Breakdown

DEATH / PRINCE NIKOLAI SIRKI: Male, Mid-30's (Range: Tenor, Bb2-G4) 
Grows tired of taking people's lives and unable to comprehend why all men fear him. Curious to know what it means to "live." After hesitating at taking Grazia's life, decides to take "holiday" under the disguise of Prince Nikolai Sirki.

DUKE VITTORIO LAMBERTI: Male, Late-40's (Range: Baritone, D3-E4) 

Father of Grazia. Master of the Villa Felicita. Allows Death to take room in his villa for the weekend.

DUCHESS STEPHANIE: Female, Mid-40's (Mezzo Soprano, G3-E5) 
Lamberti's wife. Does everything in her power to see Prince Sirki enjoys his stay. Doesn't understand Lamberti's odd reservations towards the charming prince.

GRAZIA: Female, 21 (Range: Soprano, G3-G#5) 
After a brief brush with death, wonders if she's made the correct decisions in life, including accepting Corrado's proposal.

CORRADO DANIELLI: Male, 25 (Range: Bari-Tenor, D3-F4) 
Engaged to Grazia. Troubled over the sudden appearance of Prince Sirki and Grazia's strange behavior.

CONTESSA EVANGELINA DI SAN DANIELLI: Female, Mid-70's (Range: Mezzo Soprano B3-D5) 
A widow, Corrado’s guardian. Forgetful mind, which comes with her age. Convinced Prince Sirki will be taking someone with him when he departs.

BARON DARIO ALBIONE: Male, Mid-70's (Range: Baritone, B2-E4) 
Evangelina’s Doctor in residence, and an intimate old friend of the family.

ALICE: Female, 26 (Rage: Mezzo Soprano Belt, D4-G5) 
Grazia’s sister-in-law. Was married to Grazia’s late brother, Roberto, killed in the war. Takes an immediate liking to Sirki. An American from Indiana. Her bark is bigger than her bite.

MAJOR ERIC FENTON: Male, Mid-20’s (Range: Tenor, Db3-G4) 
An American army aviator, Corrado’s best man & best friend.

DAISY FENTON: Female, 16 (Range: Mezzo Soprano, A3-F5) 
Grazia’s best friend and Eric's sister. Infatuated with prince Sirki. Disheartened she’s not allowed to be alone with him.

FIDELE: Male, Age Flexible (Range: Baritone, F2-E4) 
A Majordomo. Burdened with the fact he is the only other person who knows Prince Sirki's true identity.

SOPHIA: Female, 18-20 A Housemaid

LORENZO: Male, Age Flexible A Chauffeur/Gardener

CORA: Female, Age Flexible The Cook